Emmys organizers explain Conaway omission

Sept. 20, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Emmy organizers said "time limitations" were why several Hollywood actors, including Jeff Conaway, were omitted from the "In Memoriam" segment of Sunday's show.

The "Taxi" star, "Seinfeld" cast member Len Lesser and "The Cosby Show's" Clarice Taylor were noticeably missing from the tribute to members of the television industry who died this past year.

EW.com said the organizers of the Emmys subsequently acknowledged the omission on the awards show Web site.

"Unfortunately, due to inevitable time limitations, the producers of the telecast are not able to include all of the worthy television professionals who have passed away from year to year," the message said. "Therefore, in an effort to pay tribute to as many people as possible, the Television Academy created an 'In Memoriam' database on its Web site, Emmys.tv."

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